Ancient DNA

Recovery and Analysis of Genetic Material from Paleontological, Archaeological, Museum, Medical, and Forensic Specimens

Author: Bernd Herrmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387943084

Category: Medical

Page: 263

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This book covers one of the most exciting areas in evolution and molecular biology: the study of DNA from specimens up to 40 million years old! Bookstore reps should emphasize that Ancient DNA presents the science behind the science fiction in the bestseller Jurassic Park.

Wind Over Waves

Forecasting and Fundamentals of Applications

Author: S G Sajjadi,J C R Hunt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099531

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 4469

This book addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering. It will enable applied mathematicians, seafarers, and all others affected by these phenomena to predict and control wave effects on shipping safety, weather forecasting, offshore structures, sediment pollution, and ice dynamics in polar regions. The focus is on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence. Results included show how sudden gusts and winds over waves can modify the mechanisms of wave-breaking and oceanic turbulence. The book records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge. Co-sponsors with the IMA are the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Meteorological Society. Addresses ocean wave processes and turbulence as they affect oceanography, meteorology, marine and coastal engineering Focuses on analytical and computational methods for solving equations of motion and studying non-linear aspects of waves and turbulence Records the proceedings of the Wind Over Waves conference of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications at Churchill College, Cambridge

Wind Over Heaven

And Other Dark Tales

Author: Bruce Holland Rogers

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587151189

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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From dark fairy tales to creepy science fiction to a theological mystery set in the Old West, the mind of Bruce Holland Rogers takes you to territories of the bizarre: Wall Street, Suburbia, and Mexico.

Wind Over Water

Migration in an East Asian Context

Author: David W. Haines,Keiko Yamanaka,Shinji Yamashita

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857457411

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 8208

Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially in cities, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Tokyo, and Singapore. It investigates how the crossing of geographical boundaries should also be recognized as a crossing of cultural and social categories that reveals the extraordinary variation in the migrants' origins and trajectories. These migrants span the spectrum: from Korean bar hostesses in Osaka to African entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, from Vietnamese women seeking husbands across the Chinese border to Pakistani Muslim men marrying women in Japan, from short-term business travelers in China to long-term tourists from Japan who ultimately decide to retire overseas. Illuminating the ways in which an Asian-based analysis of migration can yield new data on global migration patterns, the contributors provide important new theoretical insights for a broader understanding of global migration, and innovative methodological approaches to the spatial and temporal complexity of human migration.

Wind over Tide

Author: Alycia Ripley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490781994

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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Known for her novels Traveling With An Eggplant, The Final Alice, and Alices Army, Alycia Ripley brings her sensitivity and eye for detail to this unique memoir. Written in the form of letters, one each week over the course of a year, it captures her grief following the sudden death of her mothers thirty year companion, the man who raised Ripley since childhood. Theletters shed light on the special relationship between author and stepfather and translate the pain and loss that brought on fugue states and panic attacks following his death. They examine the powerful impact of childhood upon our identities and the valuable lessons loved ones teach us. Framed within four nautically titled chapters, each representing a stage of the year, the books title signifies the rocky sailing conditions which well reflect the authors life and circumstances. Gripping and raw, yet peppered with humor, Wind Over Tide illustrates theunusual way a creative mind interacts with grief. It serves as a fascinating look into a poignant, personal conversation, one which can help readers examine their own coping strategies to find peace after loss. Wind Over Tide is a heart wrenching book that takes the reader through the emotional waves of mourning a loved one. The authors penned letters are a tribute to Joe, her stepfather, keeping his spirit, significance and lessons alive.Ripleys words are both validating and healing. We learn, as she did, how to continue living even when faced with darkness and layers of loss. A must read that is hard to put down. -Michelle Pawkett, MA, LMHC

Wind-Over-Wave Couplings

Perspectives and Prospects

Author: S. G. Sajjadi,N. H. Thomas,J. C. R. Hunt,Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198501923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

View: 663

The way in which wind blows over water and causes waves to be generated is still a very active area of research for applied mathematicians, as well as for oceanographers and engineers. These studies result in practical methods for forecasting waves and their effects on sediment, pollution, offshore structures, etc., and even lead to methods of controlling them. These are the themes covered by papers in this book, written by many of the leading authorities in the field.

Wind Over Dark Tickle

Author: Heather Walter,Eric West

Publisher: Breakwater Books

ISBN: 9781550811322

Category: Marine ecology

Page: 32

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Where have the fish all gone?" sings the sea to Peter as he dreams. When he awakens, he sets out on a journey to answer this question. Will he find the answer with Mrs. Dooley, who remembers how fishing used to be; with Sarah, who loves the sea; with a marine biologist, who studies the vanishing fish; or with the fisherman who has built a boat, waiting for the fish to come back? Vibrant colour illustrations enhance a story filled with life and poignancy. Audio recordings feature a narration of the story and five original songs.

Life and Death at Windover

Excavations of a 7,000-Year-Old Pond Cemetery

Author: Rachel K. Wentz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886104556

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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In 1982, a backhoe operator working at what would become the new Windover Farms housing development in Titusville, Florida, uncovered a human skull. The bones of several other individuals soon emerged from the peat bog. It would be determined that the human remains uncovered at Windover were between 7,000 and 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tutankhamen and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This was just the beginning of an archaeological adventure that continues today.

Gender and the Archaeology of Death

Author: Bettina Arnold,Nancy L. Wicker

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101371

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Edited volume on what archaeological mortuary analysis can tell researchers about gender relations in the ancient world.

East Wind Over Africa

Red China's African Offensive

Author: John K. Cooley

Publisher: New York, Walker


Category: Africa

Page: 246

View: 1327


East Wind Over Arabia

Origins and Implications of the Sino-Saudi Missile Deal

Author: Yitzhak Shichor

Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies University of California - B


Category: China

Page: 66

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Windover Tales

Author: Halliwell Sutcliffe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 317

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Wind Over Wisconsin

Author: August William Derleth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Black Hawk War, 1832

Page: 391

View: 3784


Lord Ravenscars Revenge

Author: Barbara Cartland

Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd

ISBN: 1782135049

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

View: 1442

On receipt of a desperate letter, demure young beauty Romara Shaldon rushes to the aid of her distressed sister Caryl, who has run away with the disreputable and cruel Sir Harvey Wychbold, who not only mistreats her, but also refuses to marry her when he finds she is with child. After a violent confrontation that leaves her bloodied and bruised, Romara is ÔrescuedÕ and taken to the next door home of Lord Ravenscar where, in her concussed, semi-conscious state, she finds herself married to his Lordship as part of his crazy drunken ÔrevengeÕ on a Society beauty who has spurned him. Appalling as his behaviour has been, Trent RavenscarÕs dashing looks and Nobility steal RomaraÕs heart as he rescues her stricken sister Ð but just as Romara realises that she loves the stranger who is her husband, a terrible shooting incident forces her to flee and leave all hope of love behind Ð Ê

East Wind Over Prague

Author: Jan Stránský

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313210136

Category: History

Page: 245

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